Friday, September 29, 2006
The Otello has entered Rotterdam this morning from Antwerp and has berthed at the Rotterdam Car Terminal.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
The impact of the PGS Ramform technology on marine seismic exploration is uncontested. The Ramform design produces performance levels and efficiencies that continue to set new industry standards for high-technology seismic acquisition. Today approximately 80% of the world’s advanced technology seismic surveys have been acquired using PGS Ramforms — the most advanced seismic fleet afloat.
This boat launched the Ramform class and was the first ever seismic vessel to tow eight streamers, the first to acquire over 1,000 square kilometers in a month, the first to tow 12 streamers and the first to acquire 100 square kilometers in a single day.
The Ramform Explorer is expected to enter the port of Rotterdam this afternoon and will berth at the Waalhaven.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
The Front Commodore (IMO: 9176993, Port of Registry: Monrovia) is a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), delivered in 2000 by Hitachi Zosen Corp. The vessel is 333 metres long, 60 meters wide, has a draught of 21 metres and a deadweight capacity of almost 300,000 tons. It is owned by DS rendite fonds Nr 97 VLCC Front Commodore gmBh and chartered by Frontline Shipping limited. Three pumps with a capacity of 5500 cu. metres / hour will ensure that the cargo is (un)loaded quickly.
The Front Commodore is scheduled to arrive at the TEAM terminal, Rotterdam this evening, coming in from Sidi Kerir Terminal, Egypt.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
- 2 Sweeping arms with 320 m3/h each for oils with max viscositiy of 12,000 cSt to 15,000 cSt
- One crane, max 120 kN, max 15 m,
- Special separation plant for oils with max viscosity of 12 000 cSt to 15 000 cSt
- Gase / chemicals detection and protection systems
- Fire fighting systems
- First aid room (no doctor on board !)
- 2/4 high sea fenders for lightering / cargo transfer operations on board (ship’s equipment)
- 910 m3 tank space
The vessel is 80 meters long, 15 meters wide, was built in 1984 and is crewed by a minimum of 16 persons. It is owned by the German 'Bundesministerium für Verkehr-, Bau und Stadtentwicklung' (Ministry of Transport) and is based in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
The Mellum entered Rotterdam this morning for a visit at the Parkhaven, Rotterdam.
Monday, September 25, 2006
The Bergeland transports iron ore from the 'Companhia Vale do Rio Doce' mines in the eastern part of the Amazone. From Rotterdam the iron ore is transported in barges to the steel mills of ThyssenKrupp and Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann in Germany.
The Bergeland should arrive today at the EECV terminal, Rotterdam from Ponta da Madeira, Brasil.
Sunday, September 24, 2006
It is owned by Conti Reederei, Germany, managed by NSB Niederelbe, Germany and is sailing for the Italian based Italia Marittima (previously: Lloyd Triestino) on their China-Europe-Mediterranean Service.
The Ital Contessa entered Rotterdam this morning and is currently (dis)charging at the ECT Terminal. The vessel's next destinations are: Thamesport (UK), Taranto (Italy) and from there the vessel will sail towards the Far East. She will return in Rotterdam within two months.
Friday, September 22, 2006
The Al Shegaya will arrive in Rotterdam this afternoon from Sidi Kerir Terminal (Egypt) for discharging at the MOT terminal.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
The platform of the vessel is 85 meters long, 44 meters wide, is propelled by 4 units of 2200 kW and can accomodate up to 28 persons. The ship is owned by the Belgium based company Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors and was one of the cranes used in salvaging the Tricolor in 2004. For more details see: http://www.tricolorsalvage.com/.
The Rambiz has entered Rotterdam this morning accompanied by the tug Fairplay-27 and will berth at the Beerkanaal.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
The Gunvor Maersk is due to arrive this afternoon at the APM terminal, Rotterdam coming in from Bremerhaven, Germany. After Rotterdam the vessel will set sail for Algeciras, Spain and from there it will sail towards the Far East. The vessel will return in Rotterdam within two months.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
The Rhine Ore will arrive later this day at the EECV terminal in Rotterdam from Ponta da Madeira, Brasil.
Monday, September 18, 2006
The vessel is 151 meters long, 20 meters wide and can accomodate 72 persons. It is equipped with one fixed lifting frame for lifting up to a maximum of 200 tons and a general purpose crane for lifting up to 55 tons. The Calamity Jane is owned by the Swiss-based Allseas Group S.A. which is one of the major offshore pipelay and subsea construction companies in the world, operating specialised vessels - which were designed in-house.
The Calamity Jane entered Rotterdam this morning with destination the Keppel Verolme shipyard.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
The CMA CGM Don Carlos (IMO: 9305491, flag: Liberia) is a 8,204 teu capable vessel, delivered in June this year by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries. Its sister ship is the CMA CGM Parsifal which was SotD on September 3. The ship is 334 meters long, almost 43 meters wide and has a deadweight tonnage of 100,800. It is currently sailing on CMA-CGM's French Asia Line (FAL) which services a line between China and Europe.
The CMA CGM Don Carlos will enter Rotterdam this morning from le Havre and will depart within 24 hours for Hamburg. Afterwards the vessel will visit Zeebrugge, Southampton, Malta and will then set sail to China. The ship will visit Rotterdam again within two months.
Friday, September 15, 2006
The Rhine Forest (IMO: 7125706) is a so-called 'LASH-ship' (for an explanation see the Spruce which was SOTD on August 16). The Liberian flagged ship is 237 meters long, 33 meters wide and a draught of 12 meters. The vessel is equipped with a 500-ton gantry crane to lift and stow 83 barges. Each barge is 18.26 meters long and 9.16 meters wide and has a capacity of 385 metric tons. The Rhine Forest was built in 1972 by Cockerill Mechanical Industries, Belgium. The Rhine forest entered Rotterdam this morning and is currently moored at the Waalhaven for about one week. The vessel will then leave for New Orleans and will return to Rotterdam next month.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
The vessel has 658 rooms of which there are 4 penthouse suites, 36 normal suites, 120 mini suites, 381 outside staterooms and 117 inside staterooms. Furthermore there are several restaurants, bars, a theather, a kids club, a library, a casino and a health spa on board. This in 1997 in Italy built vessel is 238 meters long, 32 meters wide and has a gross tonnage of almost 60.000. It will depart this evening for Le Haver and will continue its tour to Lisbon, Cadiz, Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Rome, Malta, Kusadasi and Piraeus. Prices start from about $ 2.000 per person.
Pictures below are of the penthouse, the art gallery and the atrium.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
The Emma Maersk will arrive at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Bremerhaven later this evening. It will primarily load containers, since it is still almost empty. The vessel will then set sail for Algeciras, the Suez canal and then towards the Far East (amongst others Singapore, Kobe, Hong Kong) on the APM AE1 line.
Sunday, September 10, 2006
The Golden Princess will continue sailing through Europe until December. The vessel has just finished its roundtrip around Great Britain and will now continue towards the Mediterranean. Should you be interested, prices start at about $1.800 per person.
You can see a live picture from the bridge below:
Here you can find also some pictures of the rooms:
Grand suite with balcony
Standard interior double room
7612656, flag: Cyprus) entered Rotterdam last night and is currently dis(charging) at the Interforest terminal, Rotterdam. This ship is a 'sideloader' and is therefor capable of an easy way of charging and discharging pallets. The ship is equipped with 2 side ports with two elevators each with access to the lower hold. The elevators have a lifting capacity of 10 tons each. The size of the loading platforms is 6,8 x 4,1 meters; the size of the elevators is 2,6 x 3,2 meters each. The vessel is also equipped with a crane of with a SWL of 15 metric tons and an outreach of 16 meters. The Margit Gorthon has a total hold volume of 17167 cubic meters. The ship is 141 meters long and is almost 22 meters wide. It was built in 1977 by Korea Shipbuilding and Engineering Corp. Pusan, Korea and rebuilt to a sideloader in 1990 by Blohm & Voss AG, Hamburg, Germany. It is currently owned by Gorthon Lines AB, Helsingborg, Sweden.
Friday, September 08, 2006
The vessel arrived this morning at the MOT terminal, Rotterdam from Basra, Iraq and is currently discharging for a few days.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
As the industry’s second six streamer ship, the Atlantic Explorer became the first vessel to offer full onboard seismic data processing in 1994. Working in Angola during 1996, the Atlantic Explorer became the first six streamer vessel to acquire over 1000 square kilometers of data in a month.
The ship is 91 meters long, 17 meters wide and was built in 1987 by Hellesøy Verft AS, Norway.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
The Iran Darab arrived last night at the MOT oil terminal, Rotterdam from Khark Island, Iran.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
- Auto winch hydraulic single drum towing winch
- 500M x 32MM wire with spelter sockets
- 2 x 220M x 64MM Nutech polyprop ropes
- 2 x 20M 20 ton tested wire bridles
- 2 x 10M 20 ton tested wire bridles
The Alexandra sails in the extended European area IE North Cape, Full Baltic/Gulf of Bothnia in season, full Meditarranean and the Black Sea.
Monday, September 04, 2006
The Oriana is currently sailing on its 'Autumn break' cruise, a 3-day cruise on which it visits Southampton, Rotterdam and Zeebrugge. After this cruise the Oriana will set sail from Southampton to the Mediterranean and the Black Sea to visit Lisbon, Athens, Istanbul, Yalta, Odessa and Palma.
The most recent webcam picture can be found here:
Some pictures of the interior:
Standard cabin (without window) interior
Sunday, September 03, 2006
The Parsifal entered Rotterdam this morning and is currently dis(charging) at the ECT terminal. The ship is sailing on the Far East - North-Western Europe line. Its next port of call is Hamburg
Friday, September 01, 2006
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The Hr. Ms. Tromp has a crew of 174 persons and is already the 9th ship to bear the name 'Tromp'. The ship was built by 'De Schelde' in Flushing between 1999 en 2001. It is 144 meters long, 17 meters wide, can reach a speed of 30 knots, is incorporated with stealth techniques and is armed with a Oto Breda-cannon 127 mm, Vertical Launch System (VLS) Mk 41 for Enhanced Sea Sparrow Missiles en Standard Missiles, Harpoon Missile, Goalkeeper (fast fire cannon), Mk. 46 Torpedo-weapons and a Lynx orNH-90 helikopter.
The ship will enter Rotterdam this morning and will stay at the Parkkade in Rotterdam until Sunday evening.
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